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Scanning Services

Digitizing Print Collections with the Internet Archive
Open and free online discovery and access, long-term storage and engineering file management and unlimited downloads.

We can help digitize your collections in 4 simple steps:
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Non-destructive color digitization using our Scribe system at one of our many scanning centers across the globe. Complete MARC records, Dublin Core & XML, for just $0.14 USD per image, Folios are $0.35 USD per image and Foldouts are $2.70 USD each at most centers.

Please note, a $3.00 USD set up fee is applied per each general circulation item. Archival materials, microform, audio and video are just a few of the other formats that can be digitized and displayed online.

Create and upload high-quality JP2000 images; persistent identifiers, long-term hosting of files and management of file system and file access.

Create high quality, text-searchable PDF files; run OCR across texts to allow "search inside" all books. Add to Internet Archive search engine; display via our open source Book Reader.

In addition to long term hosting on, your books will be integrated with Open Library,, a page on the web for every book.

Program Highlights Partners
  • 4,000,000 books online
  • 1 Billion pages scanned
  • 2,000 books scanned each day
  • 60+ million views each month
  • 33 scanning centers on 5 continents
  • 21 petabytes of data stored
  • 30 Gb per second bandwidth
National Agricultural Library
Harvard University
The New York Public Library
Smithsonian Institution
The Getty Research Institute
University of California
University of Toronto
University of North Carolina
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Boston Library Consortium
Johns Hopkins University
Allen County Public Library
Princeton Theological Seminary
New York Botanical Gardens
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
State Library of Massachusetts
Wellcome Library
Natural History Museum, London

. . . and over 1,000 other libraries, galleries, museums and cultural heritage organizations.
Get Involved

To start a digitization project with us, you are invited to complete our brief Digitization Form. A Digitization Manager will reach out to you with next steps:

  • San Francisco, CA, Elizabeth MacLeod
  • Fort Wayne, IN, Jeff Sharpe
  • Boston, MA, Tim Bigelow
  • DC Area, Andrea Mills
  • NJ, Tim Bigelow
  • NY, Elizabeth MacLeod
  • CANADA, Andrea Mills
  • London, UK, Sophie Flynn-Piercy
  • Satellites, Elizabeth MacLeod

Creative Commons licensed photo credits for Step 1 & 2: TechSoup for Libraries & Heather Champ